FSU Shooter May Have Wanted to Die

| November 28, 2014
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Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Editor:


That is the question always posed when senseless acts of violence occur.  Investigators in Tallahassee are working to learn more concerning the “why” FSU graduate Myron May, 31, went on a shooting rampage at the school’s Strozier Library last week, injuring 3 students before being fatally shot by police.

In a report from Tallahassee’s WCTV, insight was provided by experts and law enforcement as to what May was looking to achieve from his actions.

Dr. Patrick Cook, a retired police psychologist and forensic expert with over 35 years of professional experience, told WCTV that May’s motive for the shooting may have been to attract attention from police.

“He stood there and waited for them to get there.  He wouldn’t throw his gun down; shot at them with no exit strategy,” Cook told WCTV.  “So you would think it’s a classic example of suicide by cop.”

Police have reported that May seemed to fear he was a target of the Government.  He left a voice-mail through an online “targeted individual” support group for a women he had met there, Renee Pittman.

May“I have devised a scheme where I was going to expose this once and for all,” May said in the voice-mail, “and I really need your help.”  The message had been left just days before the shooting.

Pittman stated in the report that she had actually never met May in person.  May also sent her a package, which police inspected.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo described May as being in a “state of crisis” in an interview with WCTV.

Dr. Cook again noted his view that May wanted to be killed.  “He made himself a target of the government but he had the option to drop the weapon and to surrender and he didn’t surrender.”

Many speculate May ultimately got what he wanted when he walked into Strozier Library on the FSU campus shortly after midnight that fateful night:  Freedom from his perceived persecution.

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6 Comments on "FSU Shooter May Have Wanted to Die"

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  1. stalked562 says:

    Government Organized Stalking is very real.
    FBI = InfagGard
    RIP: Myron May

  2. Why? Because he was taking the paranoia-inducing stimulant Vyvanse and the suicide-inducing SSRI Wellbutrin.

    Warning on the Vyvanse label:

    New Psychotic or Manic Symptoms. CNS stimulants, at recommended doses, may cause psychotic or manic symptoms, e.g. hallucinations, delusional thinking, or mania in children and adolescents without a prior history
    of psychotic illness or mania. If such symptoms occur, consider discontinuing the CNS stimulant.

    Warning on the Wellbutrin label:


    Increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children,
    adolescents,and young adults taking antidepressants.

    TBT reports Myron May on Vyvanse and Wellbutrin

    Long history of shooters on these dangerous drugs…


  3. Joey says:

    All a big mystery isn’t it?

    This is why nobody trusts the “news” anymore. Paid reporters pretend that they don’t know something that can be found with a google search.

    Myron’s cover letter is readily available to anyone with a remote interest in this story. It’s crystal clear what his motive was.

    I’ll wager that vadldostatoday won’t post this. Gotta keep the gate closed and the public out.

  4. Marc Smith says:

    Really should thought about things. Really broken things down. Stayed relaxed. Sad representation of the TI community and a black male.

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